The Northerner

The Norse celebrate with fans following their dramatic win over Eastern Michigan.

NKU men’s basketball takeaways from season’s first two months

Norse are 5-8 in 2021-22 as conference play heats up
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams had five games scheduled last week from Thursday through Monday. The men were slated to host IUPUI on Thursday, UIC on Saturday and close rival Wright State...

The NKU mens basketball team celebrates following their 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan on Thursday at BB&T Arena.

Langdon’s clutch bucket caps Norse’s comeback 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan

Senior guard Bryson Langdon had six points, five rebounds and four assists on Thursday.
Blake Lehmann, Reporter November 19, 2021

In a game where they trailed by 11 at the half, the Norse men’s basketball team was able to bounce back and set up a go-ahead layup by senior guard Bryson Langdon with seven seconds remaining to...

UNC Greensboros Bas Leyte shoots a free throw during Friday nights game at BB&T Arena.

Norse falter in overtime, 70-69, in physical battle against UNC Greensboro

Trevon Faulkner reached 1,000 career points in the loss
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2021

  The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team erased a 10-point halftime deficit and senior guard Trevon Faulkner picked up his 1,000th career point while tying a career-high with 28, but...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

Deep, talented and experienced, Norse aim for a return to the Big Dance

NKU lost in semifinals in 2020-21 after winning conference tournament the previous two seasons
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

Heading into the 2020-21 season, the central theme of the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team was turnover, as the Norse lost their top three scorers in forward Dantez Walton and guards Tyler Sharpe...

NKU guard Bryson Langdon (11) surveys the court during NKUs exhibition win over Lake Erie College on Thursday night.

NKU takes down Lake Erie 75-64 in exhibition

Norse will begin the regular season on Tuesday night versus Wheeling
Andrew Dixon, Contributor November 5, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team defeated the Lake Erie Storm (DII) on Thursday night 75-64 in their only exhibition game of the season. Sophomore Marques Warrick led the way for...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

NKU falls short in bid for third straight Horizon League Tournament title, falling to Oakland in semifinals

Norse end the 2020-21 season with 69-58 loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, winners of the previous two Horizon League Tournament championships, were denied in their quest for a three-peat on Monday night, falling to the Oakland Golden...

Bryson Langdon drives to the hoop during NKUs win over Wright State on Friday night at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB turns attention to Horizon League Tournament after regular season finale loss to Wright State

MBB and WBB teams concluded the regular season on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 20, 2021

On a Saturday evening that represented both homecoming and Senior Day for the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, the Norse were unable to repeat Friday night’s heroics against the Wright State...

David Böhm (13) attempts a jumper against IUPUI.

NKU MBB losing streak falls to four following loss against IUPUI

The Jaguars completed the two-game sweep over the Norse on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 16, 2021

In yet another closely contested game for the Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team, the IUPUI Jaguars finished off a two-game sweep of the Norse at BB&T Arena, winning on Saturday night...

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

Poor shooting and defensive struggles were driving factors in loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 21, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team struggled to stop Youngstown State forward Naz Bohannon on Sunday afternoon, as the Penguins went on to defeat the Norse 70-60 in the second game of...

Marques Warrick (3) shoots during the game against Ball State. Warrick finished with 14 points.

NKU men’s basketball defeats Ball State in thriller to begin 2020-21 season

Norse improve to 1-0 on the season with the victory
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 25, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team defeated the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday night 74-73, improving to 1-0 on the new season. For the Norse, junior guard Trevon Faulkner led...

Mens Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn  talks to Bryson Langdon (5) during a free throw during the game against Texas Southern.

2020-21 MBB Preview: Blend of youth and returning experience could make Norse competitive once again

Norse add seven newcomers to solid collection of returning players
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 25, 2020

The 2020-21 college basketball season promises to be unlike anything fans have ever seen before. All across the country, programs are being put on pause due to positive COVID-19 tests from someone within...

Chalk writing leftover from a protest against the Breonna Taylor court decision.

NKU basketball speaks on systemic racism, reflects on change

NKU athletes reflect on using their platform to make a difference
Brendan Connelly, Contributor November 2, 2020

In recent months, there have been many senseless acts of violence against Black people in the United States that have sparked protests in cities across the country. These protests have led to discussions...

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